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Local fiestas of Menorca
The local fiestas of Menorca are a centuries-old tradition and one of the most impressive shows on the island. Although they have their origin in the Fiestas de Saint John, celebrated in Ciutadella, each town in Menorca celebrates its own fiesta during the summer.
In them, the Menorcan horse is the true protagonist. During the jaleo, the caixers (horsemen) enter the main town square making the horses jump to the rhythm of the typical songs of these festivals. The public crowds around the horses to make them raise their front legs, quite a sight to see!
The fiestas dates for each town are as follows:
Sant Joan in Ciutadella: June 23-25.
Sant Martí in Es Mercadal: July 16-17.
Sant Antoni in Fornells: 23–24 July.
Sant Jaume in Es Castell: 24-26 July.
Sant Cristòfol in Es Migjorn Gran: 30–31 July.
Jaleo d’aces in Es Migjorn Gran: August 1st.
Sant Gaietà in Llucmaçanes: 6-7 August.
Sant Llorenç in Alaior: 13–15 August.
Sant Climent in Sant Climent: 20–21 August.
Sant Bartomeu in Ferreries: 23–24 August.
Jaleo d'aces in Ferreries: August 25.
Sant Lluís in Sant Lluís: 27-28 August.
Sant Lluïsset in Sant Lluís: 2-4 September.
Mare de Déu de Gràcia in Mahón: 7-9 September.
Sant Nicolau (the Bull) in Es Mercadal: 10–11 September.
Calan Porter in Alaior: 16–18 September.
Caixers Festival in Alaior: 17–18 September.